The Steelers went to the Mistake by the Lake v 2.0 and absolutely wiped up the place with the hapless but still hated Browns, winning 41-0. I also think Larry Foote may have killed a Brown on the final play of the game.
This win, plus the SD loss to KC, means that if the Steelers beat Detroit next week they will make the playoffs, something I thought they had played their way out of several weeks ago with the loss to the Bengals.
Go Steelers! Thanks for the early present.
Yeah, and now the most interesting irrelevant game of the year begins out here: Indianapolis versus Seattle. Even without the death of the Indy coach’s kid, it would have been a meaningless execise in Seattle running up the score. With that in addition, I’m really astounded that the Colts managed to score at all.
Oh man did you see my Bucs’ game today? Lordy. My dad had to call 911 for two ambulances, one for me and one for mom (poor dad he never got into football…just what mom saw in him I’ll…oh, right, the cut of his Navy uniform. ;-) )
Have you ever seen an OT game where the fg attempts were so shoddy? Oy.
Cadillac for Rookie of the Year, dogs!
Andrew J. Lazarus
Oliver and I are happy.
How ’bout dem Redskins
BTW: I was in the gov’s sky box:)
@*&$*&@^$%&*# Chiefs!!!! Aaaaargh!
— words of a disappointed Chargers fan
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go and sleep. I have to travel for Christmas dinner, and I’ll be stuck in the car with a damned KC fan for 3 hours. But on the bright side, there’ll be a Raiders fan there. That ought to give both of us enough to scoff over to last the entire day!
Now, I’m a Browns fan who married into a Pittsburgh clan, and lives in New England. Since I’m home for the holidays at the in-laws, I was fairly excited to sit down to watch four quarters of Brownies football for the first time this year. And against the Stillers! WOO!!!
But oh my God. I know my boys are hapless. I’m proud of them for winning five games this season; that’s about as good as they’ve been in years.
But to sit in a gold and black bedecked room drinking Yuengling after Yuengling while my Browns cough up a 41-0 shutout at home against the Steelers and my father in law tries his best to commiserate at the lopsidedness while also trying not to do his victory dance too close to my face? And then to accept phone call after trying-not-to-gloat phone call from all the other in-laws who couldn’t be there to witness the beating with me?
Merry freaking Christmas, Cleveland Browns.
Bob In Pacifica
And with their come-from-behind win against the Rams yesterday, the Niners have pretty much won their way out of the Reggie Bush Bowl.
You know, I had to explain to my wife that it is not “running up the score” to beat the hated Browns this way, it is the only proper way to beat the Browns. The best record the Browns should ever hope for is 14-2, with the losses to the Steelers, even if the Steelers went 2-14 that season.
Y’know, you’re right. It’s really not running up the score for the Steelers to have won 41-0. The way the Browns were playing toward the end, Cowher & Co. were surely exercising great restraint not to score touchdowns by accident on every single play. 73-0 might have been considered running up the score, but it’s hard for a team *not* to score when their opposition’s front four are the Marx Brothers and their linebackers are the Three Stooges.